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[Xen-devel] Re: Booting Xen/ia64

On Tue, Jan 11, 2005 at 10:21:53AM -0800, Magenheimer, Dan (HP Labs Fort 
Collins) wrote:
> > I've then applied the privify tool to the vmlinux kernel.
> > 
> > Then I've put the resulting xenolinux and xen binaries into 
> > /boot/efi/efi/redhat/, made a symlink "ln -s 
> > /boot/efi/efi/redhat/xen /boot/xen", and put the following in 
> > /etc/elilo.conf:
> > 
> > default=xen
> > 
> > image=xen
> >         label=xen
> >         initrd=xenlinux
> >         read-only
> >         append="nomca console=simcons console=ttyS0 
> > console=tty0 root=/dev/sda2"
> > 
> > However, when I boot nothing happens. This is the output:
> > 
> > Loading xen...Loading Linux... ..done                         
> >                                                                     
> > Loading initrd xenlinux...done                                
> Is this on a serial output or on a video screen?  If the latter,
> try hooking up a serial output (and verify that it works with
> regular Linux).  It's possible that Xen is booting xenlinux
> fine and you may eventually see xenlinux output on the video
> screen.  If not, are you sure "root=/dev/sda2" works for booting
> standard Linux?

This is on both serial and video. And yes, "root=/dev/sda2" works with standard 

> What hardware are you using?  I have been working with another
> Xen/ia64 developer (I'll leave it up to him to post and identify
> himself if he wishes) on a serial problem; Xen/ia64 has a hack for
> serial output that apparently does not work on his box.  I'm
> looking into a more generic solution (which got added to Linux/ia64
> at 2.6.10).

It's an rx2600.


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